General Information

Event name: US-90-026
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 2,026 g STXeq / 100 g.)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Area around and near this aea has had repeated PSP episodes and epidemiology.)
Individuals to contact: BARRETT, Dick , OSTASZ, Michael J.

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 57.788889, Longitude: -152.402778
General location information: Kodiak Island., Alaska.
HAB Area code(s): US-26
Additional location information: Bayside Park, Monashka Road, Kodiak.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1990-06-23
Start: 1990-06-23,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Protogonyaulax sp. ( cells/L)
suspected
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Follow-up sampling on or about 6/26/90 revealed mussel PSP concentrations of 2026 and 1925 micrograms per 100 grams taken in duplicate samples.
Economic losses:
Management decision: Press release warning about harvesting in uncertified areas.
Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
IOC/UNESCO ICES PICES